Restaurants

Marble Slab Celebrates Red Head Appreciation Day!

Marble Slab Creamery has declared July 11, 2011, “Red Head Appreciation Day” to help celebrate the launch of the brand’s new Red Velvet Ice Cream.

All day on Monday, July 11, 2011, at participating locations, Marble Slab Creamery will give away a free scoop of Red Velvet Ice Cream to anyone who has red hair, no matter if its natural, dyed or a wig.

Pusser's Hosts 2nd Annual Low Country Boil to Benefit the Sulzbacher Center

Pusser's Hosts 2nd Annual Low Country Boil to Benefit the Sulzbacher Center

Pusser’s Bar and Grille is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Low Country Boil in Ponte Vedra Beach, taking place this Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 2pm-6pm.

The only one of its kind in Jacksonville, a $25 ticket to the Low Country Boil includes beer and all-you-can-eat seafood. This fun event features live music and a silent auction.

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Taco Bell Donation Campaign Benefits Local Military Families

Nearly 500 Taco Bell restaurants will participate in the third annual “Freedom Bells” fundraiser, in support of the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

Tourism Up in St. Johns County

Tourism Up in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Tourism experts are cautiously optimistic heading into the 2011-2012 travel season.

From January through May, visitation was up six percent over the same time period in 2010. 

According to the St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau (VCB), the area saw an increase in visitors last year as well, with 3.4 million visitors spending at least one night in the county during 2010-2011.

On average, those people stayed 5 days.  They spent $634 million, including $38 million in sales tax and $5.6 million in bed taxes, according to the VCB.

Those hotel and motel bed taxes are used to pay for the bureau and their marketing campaigns, which are designed to bring more people to the area.

According to the VCB, they are trying new advertising this summer to try to keep people coming back.

$10,000 Donation to St. Johns Fire Rescue

$10,000 Donation to St. Johns Fire Rescue

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding much needed equipment to the St. Johns Fire Rescue. The Fire Department benefits with 17 Wyse Thin Clients & LCD displays worth $10,614. These state-of-the-art desktops will allow for cutting edge training to take place in every St. Johns Fire Rescue fire station, replacing out dated technology and allowing for economical and consistent training throughout the county. More important, the time saved will increase the efficiency of existing manpower. Since 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $1 million to public safety entities in the state of Florida.

Pusser’s Bar and Grille Opens ‘The Rum Room’

Pusser’s Bar and Grille Opens ‘The Rum Room’

Pusser’s Bar and Grille is excited to announce the opening of its new private dining and bar area, known as ‘The Rum Room,’ which spans roughly 450-square-feet and is spacious enough to comfortably seat up to 46 guests - but can also be tailored to suit smaller, more intimate gatherings.